The Serpent's Shadow Looms!

posted on Thursday 12th of April 2012

As announced this morning in USA Today, the third book in the Kane Chronicles, The Serpent's Shadow, will be released May 1 with a U.S. first printing of two million copies.Wow, that's a lot of hieroglyphs and papyrus. Full details of the tour are below. This time around, we're focusing on the Northwest. I'm really looking forward to all the events! Remember, I don't set the tour. I let Disney do that, because it would be too hard for me to pick between so many awesome places, and sadly we can't go everywhere because, you know, I have to keep writing!

We start in the Bay Area with a live webcast on release day, May 1, from the amazing Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose. Their Egyptian collection is unbelievable, and I'll even be doing a reading down in the tomb . . . Creepy! You can join us online. Link to sign up is below.

After that, my first visit to Provo, Utah in many, many years. The last time I was there I had a fabulous time. Then I follow, more or less, in the footsteps of Percy, Hazel and Frank on their quest in Son of Neptune, visiting some of my favorite cities: Seattle, Portland and Vancouver. And even (drumroll) my first ever event in Alaska, at Barnes & Noble, Anchorage. This is an *extremely* rare event, and I have no idea if or when I'll be back, so if you're an Alaskan fan, please come out and say hi. It seemed only appropriate to go, since the state played such an important part in Son of Neptune.

If I'm not coming to your town on this tour, my apologies, but those writing deadlines are pretty unforgiving. I know the most important thing to you guys is that I get the books out on time. Sadly, that also means no international travel. It pains me to turn down tours to all these wonderful countries where the fans would like to say hello in person, but there just isn't time. Maybe one of these years! The next tour will be in October for Mark of Athena. More info. on that tour and book as we get closer to the release date, but it's still much too early to share anything more.

For now, I hope you enjoy The Serpent's Shadow when it comes out May 1. Carter and Sadie are in for a wild ride!


Tuesday, May 1

Time: 1pm EDT

Join me for a LIVE webcast from the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum & Planetarium in San Jose, California

Register for the webcast here: slj.com/rickriordan



Tuesday, May 1

Time: 7:00pm

Fox Theatre

2223 Broadway Street

Redwood City, CA 94063

*Event presented by Kepler’s Books




Wednesday, May 2

Time: 7:00pm

Timpview High School                   

3570 Timpview Drive

Provo, Utah 84604

*Event presented by Provo City Library




Thursday, May 3

Time: 7:00pm

Hellenic Centre

4500 Arbutus St

Vancouver, BC, Canada

*Event presented by Vancouver Kidsbooks




Friday, May 4

Time: 6:00pm

Third Place Books

17171 Bothell Way NE

Lake Forest Park, WA  98155




Saturday, May 5

Time: 1:00pm

Barnes & Noble

200 E Northern Lights Blvd

Anchorage, AK 99503




Monday, May 7

Time: 7:00pm

Beaumont Middle School

4043 NE Fremont St.

Portland, OR 97212

*Event presented by A Children’s Place




Wednesday, May 9

Time: 6:00pm

Barnes & Noble

15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste. 3340

San Antonio, TX  78256




Friday, May 11

Time: 7:00pm

The Wittliff Collections @ Texas State University-San Marcos

LBJ Student Center Ballroom



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